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Note: Arrive early! the main access road (Costello Parkway) will close at 9:30AM. After 9:30AM access is more difficult. Closest parking is full by 9:30AM
9:00 AM - Teal Ribbon Run grounds open: teams assemble, vendors, sponsors, survivors
9:10AM - Team photos at the photo wall
9:30-9:40AM - Warm up session Blink Fitness
9:40AM - Team photos at the photo wall
9:50AM - Call to the start line
9:55AM - Announcements and Anthem
10:00AM - Teal Ribbon 5K Starting Gun
10:05AM - Teal Ribbon 3K Walk Gun
11:45AM - Awards Ceremony - Gazebo
12:00PM - Live Event Ends
This Year we offer a Live and a Virtual Teal Ribbon Run. Join us for the 15th Annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk for ovarian cancer awareness. The live event is on May 20th at Lewis Park in Minoa, NY and a virtual event, which will take place between May 20th and May 27st anywhere you want in celebration of World Ovarian Cancer Day.
The Teal Ribbon Run is one of Hope for Heather’s largest community awareness events. Monies raised will be used to support ovarian cancer awareness, local patient support and research. Hope for Heather is an IRS 501(c)3, 100% volunteer organization. This means 100% of the net registration proceeds and 100% of fundraising dollars goes to the cause. We are passionate about spreading awareness on ovarian cancer and funding research to improve outcomes and save lives. Every registrant has the option to select an event shirt as long as the registration is received by April 30th. Prizes will be provided for individual fundraisers that raise $100, $250, $500, or $1,000. View the fundraising prizes at tealribbonrun.org. Certificates and prizes will be awarded for the top runners in each age group.
Flat and Fast, Certified 5K Course with Electronic Chip Timing:
-- The course is designed for Personal Best Time (PBT) - no exhausting hills
-- Fewer corners, long level straight sections, asphalt course, no traffic
-- Cool spring morning temperatures are perfect for your PBT
-- The finishing 1/3 mile is slightly down hill
-- You have trained all spring, You are ready for a PBT!
-- After race activities:
-- Team awards
-- Awards for the top male and female finishers in age groups
-- Awesome Basket Raffle
-- 50/50 Raffle
-- Each Adult Bib enables Free Slice of Pizza or Draft beer (at Trappers II)
-- Awards for top fund raisers (Prizes presented three weeks after the race date)
Race day registrations begins at 8:00AM at Lewis Park, Minoa, NY in the Pole Barn.
Race day registrations will be via cell phone, or tablet with QR code available to scan.
This year cash and credit card will be accepted for registration and donations on race day.
During registration you will have the option to setup a fundraising page. This is an important step as many of your friends, work associates, neighbors and relatives will be happy to sponsor you as a runner or walker. You will receive a confirmation email that will allow you to edit your page and customize the hyperlink to your page. Sharing your page on social media will make it easy for your hood to sponsor your participation.
Below are the fundraising prizes for exceeding fundraising goals:
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
5K - This Course is Flat and Fast!! This course is designed so you can score your personal best time!! Plus the last 1/4 mile is down hill to the finish line.
3K - Enjoy a scenic walk and talk with friends and family through the sleepy streets of Minoa, NY. Past the village hall, the church, the school. You will enjoy live music along the course, returning to Lewis park in the final leg. All previous walkers agree, It's a beautiful walk.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.hopeforheather.org/tealribbonrun.
Packet Pickup: Thursday 05/18/2022 4pm - 7pm
Location: USA Racing (6985 Collamer Rd, East Syracuse, NY 13057)
Team Captains can pickup the shirts, bibs and safety pins for your registered team.
Human participants receive a free 2023 Teal Ribbon T Shirt, Bib and Safety Pins
Pet participants receive a Hope Bandana
Volunteers will receive their shirts and materials on race day at the Volunteer Sign-in table.
About Heather M. Weeks
Our love for Heather M. Weeks is the inspiration for the Hope for Heather Organization. The name comes from the amazing benefit in 2008 sponsored by Tawn Marie's Dance Studio booster club. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer at age 23. Diagnosed as Stage 4 cancer. She documented her treatment in her heatherina blog
She worked at the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) as assistant to CEO, Elizabeth Howard throughout her battle with cancer. Heather was committed to spreading the word about Ovarian Cancer because there are often few symptoms before the cancer has progressed to stage 3 or 4. The success of the benefit and the support of her employer OCRF allowed Heather to fight back against the medical bills that accompany cancer treatment. Heather passed on November 14, 2008 at 24. More details about Heather can be found at Heather Memorial Page.
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